Posted on: 18 November 2014
One of the most common issues that both women and men find themselves having to deal with while on the job is the issue of sexual harassment. This can include a co-worker or member of management making a sexually-suggestive comment or joke to you, as well as these same colleagues promising you things in exchange for sexual favors. Regardless of how obscene the behavior, sexual harassment is something that no one should ever have to deal with while at work or anywhere else.
If you feel that you have been the victim of sexual harassment at your workplace, and if management, human resources, or the corporate office are unwilling to do anything to stop it, then you should consider hiring an attorney who specializes in these kinds of incidents.
Keep the following tips in mind when hiring a sexual harassment attorney.
- If you have any friends or family members who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, speak with them to get potential referrals for certain attorneys.
- Before hiring an attorney, ask them about any experiences they have had with cases that may be similar to yours. This will help to give you an idea of what you could experience going ahead with a possible trial and end result.
- Make sure that you will be comfortable enough speaking with an attorney, like those at Lisa Kane & Associates, as you will likely have to go into a great deal of detail about what was likely a traumatic experience for you to go through.
- Provide a potential attorney with a list of everyone who may have been witnesses to what was going on, as they will likely be able to provide statements to the attorney that will help your case. In addition, you will also want to provide the attorney with a copy of your employer's policy regarding sexual harassment, which generally can be found in an employee handbook, as well as copies of any emails or letters that you may have sent to your employer complaining about the harassment when it originally occurred.
- After speaking with an attorney, they will evaluate your situation to determine whether or not you will have a legitimate case to bring against your employer and/or those involved in the harassment. The attorney will also, at the same time, check to see if there are any other issues that need to be resolved in the process, such as discrimination.
Sexual harassment can be a very ugly experience to have to go through, but putting a stop to it does not have to be. Following these useful and necessary tips will help make the process as easy and painless as possible.Share